Eddie Henderson [trumpet]
Donald Harrison [alto saxophone]
George Cables [piano]
Gerald Cannon [bass]
Lenny White [drums]
Trumpet master Eddie Henderson’s “deft feel and plush sound made him a central figure in the worlds of jazz-funk and hard-bop in the 1970s” according to the New York Times. But the eternally youthful Henderson’s more recent recordings have also been widely acclaimed and prove that he is making some of the most important music of his career into his 80s. The Chicago Reader adds, “His progressive, assured, and imaginative improvisations roll out in a glorious sun-splashed tone… he seems to dance through his solos, balancing his quick clockwork technique with bursts of bluesy soul.” Henderson leads his peerless quintet featuring an incredible lineup of alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, pianist George Cables, bassist Gerald Cannon, and drummer Lenny White—all important bandleaders themselves.